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Ray Strachey (1887-1940), Feminist activist and writer

Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)

Sitter in 60 portraits
Artist associated with 79 portraits
Born Rachel, Ray was the daughter of Frank and Mary Costelloe; her mother later married Bernard Berenson. Formidably clever from her schooldays, she read mathematics at Cambridge and studied electrical engineering at Oxford before committing herself to women's suffrage. She was Secretary of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, Chairman of the Women's Service Bureau and a joint-founder of the League of Nations Union. She was an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate, but acted briefly as political secretary to Nancy Astor.

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Pippa Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, circa 1911
NPG x88552

x88543

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
film negative, August 1914
NPG x88543

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Oliver Strachey; Karin Stephen; G.E. Moore

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, 1914
NPG x88547

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Oliver Strachey; G.E. Moore; John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, 1914
NPG x88548

x88558

Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern); Oliver Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, August 1914
NPG x88558

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Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey; Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern)

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
bromide snapshot print, 1916
NPG x129605

x88553

Pippa Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, Summer 1916
NPG x88553

x88555

Pippa Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, Summer 1916
NPG x88555

x88556

Pippa Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, Summer 1916
NPG x88556

x88559

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey; Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern)

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, Summer 1916
NPG x88559

Ax161224

'Durbins' (home of Roger Fry)

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe), and by Oliver Strachey
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax161224

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Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey; Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern)

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
bromide print, Summer 1916
NPG Ax160833

x88545

Janie Bussy

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
film negative, 1921
NPG x88545

x88546

Philippa Strachey; Joan Pernel Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
film negative, 1921
NPG x88546

x88550

Pippa Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, 1921
NPG x88550

x88551

Christopher Strachey; Pippa Strachey; (Joan) Pernel Strachey; and 2 other children

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, 1921
NPG x88551

x88544

Simon Bussy

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
film negative, 1923
NPG x88544

x88549

Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey)

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative, probably 1923
NPG x88549

x88557

Oliver Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch negative, circa 1928
NPG x88557

Ax160808

Oliver Strachey

by Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe)
vintage snapshot print, circa 1928
NPG Ax160808

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